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12:59pm Tuesday 21st October 2014
This year, for the first time, Kingston University has a Young Green Society and they have a very special guest speaker. Amelia Womack, the Deputy Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales is visiting to give a speech about the Young Greens.
9:05am Tuesday 14th October 2014
A group of Year 6 children went on an off-road adventure across Epsom Downs to Ashtead. The route obviously involved a lot of hills along with an intricate part through the trees on single tracks. We had to use all our ‘MTB’ skills to negotiate the tricky terrain such as low branches, tree stumps, roots, gulleys and mud!
9:05am Tuesday 14th October 2014
Heather and Erin were very excited to represent Warren Mead Junior School on Sunday. They were presented with the Green Fingers Award by Charlie Dimmock at Woodcote Nurseries. The girls said how lovely she was as they told her all about our gardening project at school.
1:48pm Wednesday 1st October 2014
West Ewell Infant School and Nursery has undergone a significant redevelopment in order to become a four-form infant school. We have had a new hall, kitchen and School Reception office built and to celebrate the artistic talent of our children, we commissioned a beautiful mural by talented artist Becci Kenning, to capture our class name trees throughout the seasons. Each tree is pictured in a particular season, some in blossom, some about to lose their leaves, others in full summer bloom.
11:53am Tuesday 30th September 2014
A young woman from Lambeth – who has made her childhood dreams come true by setting up in business with help from The Prince’s Trust – is now calling on the city’s unemployed youth to create their own job and become their own boss.
9:54am Tuesday 30th September 2014
9:53am Tuesday 30th September 2014
Kat Simmons, from Streatham, will be taking on the Breast Cancer Care WomenOnly Run in Richmond Park on Saturday 18 October. She is running to show her support to her mother, who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in July.
8:57am Tuesday 30th September 2014
Former Greenacre School pupil, Elizabeth Donkin of Banstead, has just heard that she is the recipient of this year's 2014 prize for the Best Materials Project awarded by the University of Southampton's Engineering materials group on behalf of the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Braisiers for her project "The Effects of Chemical Composition and Annealing Temperature on the Shape Memory Thin Films." The prize is worth £250 and there is a medal which will be handed over publicly to Elizabeth at the Annual Postgraduate Conference on 22nd October in Southampton.
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12:06pm Monday 14th July 2014
Hampton Academy students and their parents were delighted that Cllr Peter Buckwell, Deputy Mayor of Richmond, attended the Private View of their GCSE Art Exhibition which is on display in the cafe of the White House Community Centre in Hampton Square all summer.
11:55am Tuesday 1st July 2014
Three Year 8 students from Hampton Academy Zoe Gahn, Catherine Ross and Natasha Palmer, pulled off an amazing achievement in the national Teen Tech awards 2014, held at the Royal Society Hall in London.
10:06am Wednesday 18th June 2014
7:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014
PRESS RELEASE The Landmark Midsummer Art Fair in Teddington is now a well-established venue for contemporary artists and makers. But perhaps less well known is the opportunity afforded to emerging artists to exhibit as part of The Landmark Launchpad.
1:57pm Monday 9th June 2014
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10:47am Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Reiki Teacher and local resident Torsten Alexander Lange could barely believe where his beloved Greyhound Lady was fund after running away from a thunderstorm: In Surbiton – a good 5 miles from his home in Ham! “Just imagine how many roads she must have crossed . Even really busy ones!”
8:11am Monday 2nd June 2014
7:48am Thursday 29th May 2014
7:46am Thursday 29th May 2014
Dr Jim Brockbank has retired after 26 years at Park Road Surgery. Jim is a much loved General Practitioner who has been the senior partner at the practice for many years, as well as involved with the training of new GPs and will be missed by patients and staff alike. Over the years Jim has also taken part in charity events, such as epic cycle rides and was in this paper recently when he shaved off his moustache for charity.
11:00am Wednesday 28th May 2014
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2:11pm Wednesday 21st May 2014
The Duck and Duckchess d'Orleans were spotted early this morning leisurely walking around the grounds near the Octagon Room at Orleans House Gallery. They looked very much at home surveying their new Duckdom.
7:58am Tuesday 20th May 2014
Overflowing rubbish bins and plastic bags full of food remains were too much of a temptation to foxes and crows on Sunday night. These pictures were taken on Monday morning and by then, much of the debris from weekend picnickers was spread around the green. By lunchtime the litter had been cleared up and bagged for collection.
7:53am Tuesday 20th May 2014
Wandering down by Richmond Riverside this past Sunday around noon, I happened upon what appeared to be a group of German students setting off on a rowing trip. The photo that came out best was actually the one of the spectators cheering them on.
12:18pm Tuesday 13th May 2014
8:53am Tuesday 13th May 2014
This exhibition, part of the Richmond upon Thames Georgian Festival, commemorates this historical event through a display exploring the life and local links of Queen Caroline of Ansbach (1683-1737), wife of King George II. Caroline lavishly dined in the Octagon Room on a visit here in 1729. Her husband’s mistress, Henrietta Howard, lived at the nearby Marble Hill House.
12:43pm Monday 12th May 2014
Children, parents and invited guests poured through the doors of the Falcons School for Boys,on Thursday, to enjoy a celebration of the Arts. What started as a wet and grey evening, soon turned into an explosion of colour, music and poetical performances- all presented by boys aged three to thirteen!
9:28am Monday 12th May 2014
9:26am Monday 12th May 2014
Richmond family the Rushby's will be taking on a big adventure challenge at the end of May. They will be attempting the 3 Peaks Challenge, getting up and down the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours. Parents Mail and Phil will be joined by boys James (10) and Daniel (8). If successful, they believe that Daniel will be the youngest person to have achieved this feat.
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8:23am Tuesday 22nd April 2014
Talented local Sopranos Corinne Hart and Rosalind O’Dowd are performing with Surrey-based Opera Foundry for their ‘Opera Obsession’ concert supporting Make-A-Wish Foundation. Both professional singers, Corinne is a post-graduate from the Royal Academy of Music, and Rosalind from Trinity Laban. Having recently performed the concert to great reviews in Guildford, it is sure to be a success in Richmond. Audiences will be able to hear excerpts from La Boheme, Tosca, Hansel and Gretel, Il Trovatore and more. Opera Foundry was formed two years ago under the baton of Surrey-based Musical Director Richard Cartmale, formerly of ENO and continues to build a strong reputation for the quality of it’s music and singers, a mix of fifteen local and London-based professional and pre-professional soloists. Artistic Director Elaine Way, who also lived in Twickenham for six years, is delighted to be returning with her soprano colleagues to perform in the area. ‘We hope to encourage a new generation of opera lovers by presenting opera without the wigs and crinolines, concentrating on the quality of the voices, music and drama – and without the hefty ticket price often associated with hearing opera’. The Opera Obsession concert is being held at Richmond Unitarian Church, Ormond Road, Richmond on Saturday 10th May 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 online from www.operafoundry.com or £11 on the door and include refreshments. The Make-a-Wish Foundation grants magical wishes for children and young people facing life threatening conditions.
1:54pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014
Monday 21st April. 400 entrants, ranging from beginners to international athletes, took part in the first of 4 sprint triathlons for 2014 starting at Hampton Open Air pool. I marshalled the event and attached is an amazing foggy early morning image looking from near Dukes Head Passage in Bushy Park back towards the old car park. (2 photos attached) Based on information supplied by Mark Gee.
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